The overall aim of the IDentifEYE project is to enhance student online safety by empowering student online resilience. But, you will not instruct students. You will instruct teachers. The reason for this is scalability. In order to reach students in a scalable, structured way there are only two gateways: parents and teachers. Because teachers are organized and have a far larger reach than parents they are the ones you will deal with.
This instructor’s manual is directed at teacher educators who will train teachers to use the IDentifEYE online game to help open dialogue about online identity and safety. Six workshops are outlined, five of which are presented to the teachers by the teacher educators. The first two sessions center on best practices. The third and fourth sessions center on creating lesson plans. In the fifth, the teacher participants implement their lesson plans and in the sixth the teacher educator follows up on that lesson. The manual encourages the teacher educator to push through the likely negative pushback from teachers tasked with yet another duty.
The manual consists of the following elements:
-A theoretical background to the workshop age differentiation;
-Overviews of the workshop session per age group;
-Instructor background information;
-Instructor practical documents;